Apple Special Event Wrap Up!

Apple Special Event Wrap Up!

Apple held a special event today at the company headquarters in Cupertino, California. Many of the rumors pointed to new iPads. The Mac maker did indeed release updated iPad Air and iPad mini models… and so much more. For starters, a new WatchKit SDK was released to developers. As you can probably guess from the name, the SDK is targeted at the Apple Watch which was released last month alongside the iPhone 6.

Apple also announced the next version of Mac OS X, Yosemite, is available for free download from the App Store today. Next, the iPad Air was updated to include TouchID, anti-reflective coating, and a new gold finish. The iPad mini also received some updates. Among them are the TouchID sensor and same gold color as it’s big brother. All of the updated iPads will be available for pre-order tomorrow and are expected to begin shipping next week.

The desktop Macs also got plenty of attention. The 27″ iMac will now feature a 5K HD display with a whopping 5120 x 2880 resolution. This is Apple’s highest resolution display ever. The Mac mini did not get left out in the cold either. The iconic baby Mac recived some much needed performance enhancements and a price drop! The entry-level model will now sell for $499. Thank you Apple! That move was long overdue.

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